St. Toribio Alfonso de Mogrovejo: Saint of the Day for Thursday, March 23, 2023 (Thu, 23 Mar 2023)
Bishop and defender of the rights of the native Indians in Peru, Born in Mayorga, Spain, he studied law and became a lawyer and then professor at Salamanca, receiving appointment-despite being a
layman-as chief judge of the court of Inquisition at Granada under King Philip II of Spain. The king subsequently appointed him in 1580 to the post of archbishop of Lima, Peru. After receiving
ordination and then consecration, he arrived in Peru in 1581 and soon demonstrated a deep zeal to reform the ...
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